Winter, White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore Review
Title: Winter, White and Wicked
Author: Shannon Dittemore
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing date: 13th October 2020
Rating: 4/5 stars
Mad Max: Fury Road meets Frozen in this striking YA fantasy about a rig driver’s journey to save her friend.
Twice-orphaned Sylvi has chipped out a niche for herself on Layce, an island cursed by eternal winter. Alone in her truck, she takes comfort in two things: the solitude of the roads and the favor of Winter, an icy spirit who has protected her since she was a child. Sylvi likes the road, where no one asks who her parents were or what she thinks of the rebels in the north. But when her best friend, Lenore, runs off with the rebels, Sylvi must make a haul too late in the season for a smuggler she wouldn’t normally work with, the infamous Mars Dresden. Alongside his team—Hyla, a giant warrior woman and Kyn, a boy with skin like stone—Sylvi will do whatever it takes to save her friend. But when the time comes, she’ll have to choose: safety, anonymity, and the favor of Winter—or the future of the island that she calls home.
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This book is described as Mad Max: Fury Road meets Frozen, and boy it did not disappoint! This story takes place on Layce, an island cursed by eternal winter (hello Elsa!), and where our protagonist Sylvi has made a life for herself. She lives a simple life as a rig driver along the icy roads. However when her best friend Lenore runs off to join the rebels in the North, Sylvi will do whatever it takes to save her friend.
I really liked Sylvi’s character. She has been protected by the spirit of Winter ever since she was a child. Winter speaks to Sylvi often and has even saved her from a vicious attack, but Sylvi is unsure what the spirit’s true intentions are. After Lenore goes missing, Sylvi teams up with Mars Dresden, a smuggler who she wouldn’t want to be caught dead with.
What follows is a enemies-to-lovers type trope and we all know I’m totally here for that! 😍😂 This icy story is full of action-packed danger and is the perfect read for winter!
Hope you all enjoyed my review! ❤️ This book was so good! You guys definitely need to pick this up! Have you guys read Winter, White and Wicked yet? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments 😄 Bye guys, happy reading! x
About the Author
Shannon Dittemore is a young adult author, conference speaker, and mentor. Her books
include the Angel Eyes novels (Thomas Nelson Fiction) and the forthcoming Winter, White
and Wicked, to be published by Abrams Books in the fall of 2020. Since 2013, Shannon has taught mentoring tracks at a local school where she provides junior high and high school students with an introduction to writing and the publishing industry. She writes weekly for Go Teen Writers, a blog recognized by Writer’s Digest three years running as a “101 Best Websites for Writers” selection. Shannon’s stories often feature strong female leads grappling with fear and faith as they venture into the wilds of the unknown. In many ways, she’s writing her own life story.
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